Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?
Since our eyes cannot process important information as well when there is a lot of clutter, we want to show certain stakeholders what they would like to see. For example, a homeowner might not care too much about the wires and plumbing running along the house (as long as they exist and are functional) but is more so concerned about the ambiance of living there so furniture and lighting are really important. For construction purposes, the shell is much more important such that furniture and kitchen appliances are not as useful to them.
Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?
The level of rendering depends on how far into a project people are. As said in the videos, if it is early in the process, a more "sketchy" rendering may be used in order to look more open to change. Near the end of the design process when the home-owner, for example, wants to know exactly what they'll be experiencing when the home is built, more photorealistic rendering is best. It also shows daylighting and shadowing to see how much sunlight a particular room might get at certain points of the day!
How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?
Schedule views are used in all types of areas such as PNNL prototypes for energy efficient buildings. Scheduling is used to determine pricing of walls, windows, and doors along with lighting schedules that can estimate electricity costs. Scheduling is helpful for both capital and operational costs of buildings!